Officer’s Shot Saves Partner’s Life

Feb. 26, 1960, Gov. Brown

Feb. 26, 1960, Sharpshooter 

Feb. 26, 1960: Gov. Pat Brown will answer questions about granting a reprieve to Caryl Chessman … and on skid row, Officer V.P. Farmer shoots an ex-convict who is holding a gun to the head of Officer Ernest Searles Jr. "I'm no marksman but I guess we had God on our side," Farmer says.

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